Spain

Abengoa is awarded an operation and maintenance contract for a 50 MW concentrated solar power plant for Ence Energía y Celulosa

The Termollano solar thermal plant, located in Puertollano (Ciudad Real), will be the first one not built by Abengoa to which it will perform the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the company's Services vertical. Abengoa has over 18 years of experience in this activity and has a commercial experience of [...]

2020-01-22T19:43:05+00:0022-01-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power exceeds 5 TWh in 2019 in Spain

Solar thermal energy has again exceeded 5 TWh of electricity generation by adding 5,166 GWh in 2019, representing an increase of 16.8% over 2018 and 3.8% compared to the average of the last 5 years. One more year, the concentrated solar power generation in Spain has proven its reliability, [...]

The renewable energy organizations see the Spanish Energy and Climate Plan ambitious but feasible

The main renewable energy organizations in Spain highlight that the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (Pniec) is "ambitious" but "feasible", and that proposals such as reaching 74% of renewable electricity generation in 2030 "could even be exceed". The president of Protermosolar, Luis Crespo, has pointed out that all actors [...]

ContourGlobal warns on profit

Wholesale power generation firm ContourGlobal said full year earnings would be 'modestly' below expectations thanks to delays in closing out an acquisition in Mexico. The company reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation up 19% from $447m to $531.6m for the period 1 January to 30 September. [...]

2019-12-05T16:03:27+00:0005-12-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power, the energy future of Spain?

New sun rays for solar thermal, the energy future of Spain? With 49 operational concentrating solar power plants totaling 2.3 gigawatts, Spain is a world leader in terms of production capacity with this renewable and also technologically. And this, despite the fact that the installed power has been stagnant [...]

TerraForm Power to buy 100 MW of Spanish Concentrated Solar Power

US renewable power producer TerraForm Power Inc (NASDAQ:TERP) has agreed to acquire two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in Spain with a combined capacity of about 100 MW. A wholly-owned unit of TerraForm Power will pay a total equity purchase price of EUR 94.1 million (USD 104m) for two 49.9-MW [...]

Andalusia has 43% of Spain’s concentrated solar power and solar radiation 13% higher than average

Andalusia is the Spanish region "with the greatest and best renewable resource", with 43% of the solar thermal megawatts (MW) installed in Spain; the first autonomous community in solar thermal power, surpassing the million square meters of solar collection surface; It has more than 1,000 photovoltaic MW in operation and [...]

The Concentrated Solar Power triggers its production in Spain

Although installed capacity has been stagnant since 2013, Spain remains at the forefront of the world in the Concentrated Solar Power sector. In addition, the objectives for 2030 provide for the update of new GW and a resurgence of this technology, which is emerging as the best complement for photovoltaics. [...]

Concentrated Solar Power, renewable and storage, by Luis Crespo (Protermosolar)

Who has said that renewables will always need the support of fossil or nuclear technologies to provide the supply? It is true that the cheapest and most widespread technologies in Spain, such as wind energy and photovoltaic, do not have storage in centralized facilities (wind farms and photovoltaic plants) [...]

Concentrated Solar Power marks a historical record of generation with 4,269 GWh until September 2019 in Spain

This generation volume is 4.1% higher than the previous record of 2015 (4,102 GWh) and represents 2.67% of the total electricity generated in Spain in the first eight months of the year. In August, the solar thermal input reached about 9% of the generation in a timely manner, with [...]

Concentrated solar power accounted for 3.5% of electricity in August in Spain

Wind energy accounted for 19.3% of electricity until August in Spain. In August, 28.1% of the Spanish generation was renewable energy, wind power 12.5%, concentrating solar thermal 3.5% and photovoltaic 4.7%, and more than half did not emit CO2 into the atmosphere. In the first eight months of the [...]

2019-09-04T20:35:14+00:0004-09-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

The Concentrated Solar Power produced 3.3% of the electricity in Spain in July

In August, renewable energy produced 29.8% of electricity in Spain: wind energy 14%, solar thermal 3.3% and photovoltaic 4.1%. Until July, concentrating solar power produced 2.4% of electricity in Spain, wind turbines 20.3% and photovoltaic 3.6%. The group of renewables generated 37.2% until July. The demand for national electricity [...]

Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power sets a historical generation record in the first half of 2019 in Spain

Solar thermal power has set a record for electricity generation, surpassing 2,801 GWh in the first half of 2019, which represents a generation volume 19.3% higher than the historical average, according to the REE data collected by Protermosolar, the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry, which [...]